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Local Veterans Look for Work

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Hubert Nicholson is a Vietnam veteran who just moved to Joplin from St. Louis, and he confident he's found a new career.

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Pittsburg Preps for Playoff Opener

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The Dragons are the #4 seed in the 4A East bracket and will host #12 Spring Hill on Friday night. 

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New Dog Park Opens in Pittsburg, KS

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The City of Pittsburg cuts the ribbon to the new Ronald O. Thomas Dog Park. They invited the public and their furry friends to attend today's ceremony at Schlanger Park (Oct. 23). They also celebrated the opening of new pickle ball and basketball courts and a new sensory garden. "We are thrilled to share the new park amenities with the community and to thank the volunteers and donors who made them possible," says City of Pittsburg Director of Parks & Recreation K...

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Missouri judge clarifies ruling on voter photo ID law

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If you registered to vote, you can vote in Missouri with or without identification. There had been some confusion after Senior Cole County Circuit Judge Richard Callahan issued an injunction against a provision in the 2017 voter ID law. His ruling allows voters to use a secondary form of identification *without* signing a sworn statement. Some state officials said the ruling could create confusion for voters and local election authorities. Attorney General Josh Hawley's office a...

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Southwest Missouri Man Dies in Single-Vehicle Crash

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The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the crash happened on October 22nd, 2018 around 10:20 p.m. south of Ginger Blue in McDonald County. Authorities say a Dodge Ram 1500 was traveling south on MO 59 when it drove off the roadway and overturned. The passenger, 51-year-old James M. Newby of Southwest City, MO, died at the scene. The driver was not injured. The report states that safety devices were not in use. More>>

Northeast Oklahoma Man Killed in Crash

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Authorities received the call of a single-vehicle crash on October 22nd, 2018, around 4:50 a.m. in Creek County, Oklahoma. It happened on the Turner Turnpike in the westbound lane about one mile west of Sapulpa, Oklahoma in Creek County (mile marker 214.5). According to the Oklahoma State Highway Patrol, Michael White was driving a tow truck when he swerved back and forth on the road, hitting both the right and left barrier walls, before rolling off the right of the highway. Troope...

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Special Judge Assigned to Carl Junction Child Murder Case

Jalen Vaden in Court on August 20th, 2018 Jalen Vaden in Court on August 20th, 2018
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The Missouri Supreme Court assigns a special judge for the murder trial of Jalen Vaden in Jasper County, Missouri. There have been six Jasper County judges in the case, four of which have recused themselves. Jalen Vaden is accused of killing 3-year-old Jayda Kyle at the Carl Junction home he shared with the child's mother. Vaden is charged with second degree murder and abuse or neglect resulting in death. Jasper County Associate Court Judge Joseph Hensley presided over the firs... More>>

KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 10-23 Video included

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Joplin police investigate a report of shots fired across the street from Joplin High School.  Plus all the news you need to know before you walk out the door.

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Quapaw Nation Announces New Elder Housing Units Video included

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Twenty new elder housing units are heading to the Quapaw Nation, thanks to assistance from a $750,000 federal grant. 

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Local Medical Worker Helps Out After Hurricane Michael Video included

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Bob Denton works in the ER at Freeman Hospital and, being from the area, he's familiar with natural disasters. "Here in Joplin, Missouri, when we had our tornado in 2011, I was very appreciative when the DMAT team showed up here in Joplin at 1:30 in the morning the next day. It's like, 'I'm glad to see ya.' And, you know, it was nice because it was many of the team members that I'd worked with before," explained Denton. Denton has been working with the Disaster Me... More>>

Shots Fired near Joplin School, Multiple in Custody Video included

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Joplin Police are at 23rd and Grand for reports of shots fired. According to Captain Trevor Duncan, authorities got a report of a male with a gun walking in the middle of the road. As officers were headed to the scene, Duncan says police received reports of multiple shots fired. Authorities have detained several people as they investigate what happened. No injuries have been reported at this time.

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How Local Districts In Missouri Use Lottery Funding Video included

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    The $1.6 billion Mega Millions jackpot has many rushing out to buy those tickets.  But, there's other ways to play the lottery, and in Missouri, that funding goes to education.     But, where is that money used, and how does it benefit local schools?  For districts across the state, they all get a portion of proceeds from Missouri lottery ticket sales.  That's any lottery ticket sold across the state.  Those funds, totaling ar... More>>

2.4 Million Taquitos Recalled, Salmonella & Listeria Concern

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A Texas company is recalling 2,490,593 pounds of ready-to-eat meat and poultry taquitos that might be contaminated with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes. The items were shipped to distributors nationwide. The ready-to-eat meat and poultry taquitos were produced from July 1 through Oct. 10, 2018. The following products are subject to recall: 4.5-lbs. cardboard cases containing 24-count Go-Go Taquitos "Beef Taco & Cheese Taquitos" with a case code 86183 ...

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KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 10-22 Video included

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Investigators are working to identify human remains found in a popular northeast Oklahoma recreation area.  Plus all the news you need to know before you walk out the door.

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Ribbon Cutting Christens New Campus Ministry Housing Video included

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As Michael Chang welcomes a group of eager visitors into his new home, he takes a moment to reflect on the work it took to get here. "It was kind of a hassle. We had like a bunch of ten people from different locations, and so we all kind of helped each other move in," explained Chang. That kind of teamwork is what this new student campus ministry housing is all about as Chang explains the purpose of Koinonia, a club at MSSU.  "We're a non-denominational mi... More>>

Fundraiser Kicks Off for T&D Donkey Rescue Video included

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Deanna Kafka has spent the past 25 years rescuing animals, and, in 2016, she made her passion a non-profit, dedicated to donkeys. "We have so many people that come out here and we hear it all the time saying that 'I had no idea how cool donkeys were,' or they had no idea how affectionate donkeys were," explained Kafka, founder of T&D Donkey Rescue. Kafka explains that working with these animals, who often come from neglected or abusive homes, has shaped her life. ... More>>

Memorial in Miami Celebrates and Remembers British Flyers Video included

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One-hundred years. That's how long the Royal Air Force has acted as the United Kingdom's aerial warfare force.  Derek Farrell, Royal British Legion:"It's a huge celebration for us. The air force, being an island, the air force and the navy are our two most prominently known forces, and with world war two, it very much brought them into the spotlight." A ceremony, partly in celebration of that milestone, was held at the Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery in Miam... More>>

Vendor Fair Offers Safe Trick-Or-Treat Video included

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Dozens of vendors gather in Galena, Kansas to sell their wares and give out candy to kids in the community at the local Elks Lodge. While the vendors meet here monthly, this event has a Halloween theme, and kids were invited to come out for a safe trick-or-treat while parents shopped. Items for sale ranged from baked goods to fall crafts and decorations. A raffle and pumpkin contest also added to the festivities. Officials say this is an opportunity to support local busine... More>>

One Carthage Neighborhood Makes Big Plans For Maple Leaf Video included

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    It's that time of year again, the fall smells, pumpkin spice everything, and most importantly, the annual Maple Leaf Parade in Carthage and for as much preparation that the city puts in for the big event, there's one neighborhood that puts in even more, for their friends, family, and in between.  Brandi Ensor and her friends put the final touches on the outdoor decorations along Grand Avenue.

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4 State Lotto Fever

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Typically, morning visitor's to Pete's in Carl Junction are there for coffee, but Friday was a bit different, all because of a billion dollar jackpot.

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PSU Students Voice Concerns over what Appears to be Mold in Dorm Rooms Video included

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Students at Pittsburg State University say officials aren't doing enough to get rid of mold in their dorms rooms.  University officials say they have had as many as *20* students file complaints about mold growing in their rooms.  University officials say they are working to fix the problem, but many students say that should have happened a long time ago.  Jordyn Everett is a freshman at Pittsburg State University, who lives in Nation hall, one of the dorm complexes ...

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Joplin Man Sentenced for Arson, Set Apartment Fire

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Brian Barksdale is sentenced for first degree arson for setting fire to his Joplin apartment on South St. Louis. On May 23rd, 2018, Joplin emergency crews responded to the Cardinal Apartments at 1015 South St. Louis for a structure fire. Firefighters arrived on scene shortly before 10:00 p.m. and found a two-story wood frame multi-residential structure with heavy fire coming from an apartment on the first floor. Crews extinguished the fire by 10:30 p.m. When officers arrived on ... More>>

Former Southeast Kansas Principal Convicted of Sex Offense

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A former Columbus elementary principal is found guilty of attempted indecent solicitation of a child. Baxter Springs resident Ray Alfred Golden is accused of trying to persuade a child to enter his home with the intent to commit an unlawful sexual act upon the child in the home. The alleged incident happened in August 2015. On October 18th, 2018, Golden entered a plea of guilty in lieu of proceeding to trial. Cherokee County Attorney Jacob Conard says the 81-year-old maintained ... More>>

KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 10-19 Video included

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While the long anticipated Block 22 lofts opened for students, the restaurants that were supposed to open by now, haven't been started.  Plus all the news you need to know before you walk out the door.

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Update On Block 22 Restaurants Video included

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    The long awaited Block22 in Pittsburg opened to students recently to allow them to move in to the newly created lofts.     However, restaurants were expected to be opened by now, but, they're not, leaving some wondering what's going on.   When you look at the Block22 restaurant space, there's not much to look at.  Even though, originally, residents were told, they'd be ready by now.

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Bourbon County Commission Looks for New Ambulance Service Video included

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Officials in Bourbon County, Kansas are searching for a replacement to their current ambulance service.  Mercy hospital in Fort Scott is set to close by the end of the year, and with it the emergency room and ambulance service for the county.  On March 30th of next year, Mercy's contract with the county for ambulance services will expire.  Jeffrey Fischer, Bourbon County Commissioner:"To say that we know how we're gonna go through this at this point in time is p... More>>

Hospitals Team Up for Expanded Service in SEKS Video included

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Freeman Health System and Labette Health announced a formal collaboration Thursday that offers  security to the rural hospital and more services to patients currently forced to travel across the state line. 

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Galena Looks for District Title, Perfect Regular Season Video included

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The Bulldogs (7-0) will be on the road against Parsons (6-1) trying to earn the 3A District 1 title and finish off their 2nd straight undefeated regular season.

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Break-In Attempted with Sword, 2 Charged Video included

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Two people are arrested and charged after a failed burglary attempt at Scammon Express Convenience Store. The Cherokee County, Kansas Sheriff's Office says the crime happened around 4:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 13th, 2018. Deputies responded to a commercial alarm at the business. Authorities say surveillance video showed two suspects walking up to the door with bandanas over their faces. One of the suspects attempted to smash the glass doors with what appears to be a homemad...

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Missouri AG Warns Residents of New Telephone Scam

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Several Missouri residents have complained this week about being contacted by would-be scammers claiming to represent the Social Security Administration. That's according to Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley, who issued a scam alert today, October 18th, 2018. Those who have received these scam calls report getting a phone call from someone telling them that their social security benefits have been suspended and they must call back in order to fix the problem. When consumers ret... More>>

KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 10-18 Video included

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Another judge has recused himself from the trial of a Carl Junction murder suspect.  Plus all the news you need to know before you walk out the door.

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Employee Payroll at SKIL Resource Center Delayed by Pay Card Company

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A payroll delay has caused a big headache for a Parsons, Kansas business.  The Southeast Kansas Independent Living center (SKIL) uses "global cash card" to pay their employees. But hundreds of SKIL's employees weren't paid when they were supposed to.  Crystal Rodgers cleans dishes for Gennie Ainesworth.. part of her job as a personal care attendant with SKIL. Crystal Rodgers, SKIL Employee:"I help run her errands and clean up the house and stuff ... More>>

Prop D Raises Concern Over Pump Prices Video included

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Leslie Kuhler is a clerk at the Lion Stop, and all day long she hears comments about gas prices. "Nobody likes paying high prices for gas and, of course, as soon as it goes up, even a couple cents, people very much notice. They are always on the lookout for the cheapest price," said Kuhler. Kuhler is against Proposition D, a gas tax that would raise prices 10 cents per gallon over the next four years to pay for road and bridge repairs. She says it sounds good in t... More>>

MO Supreme Court to Assign Judge in Carl Junction Child Murder Case

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The Missouri Supreme Court might have to assign a special judge to a Carl Junction child murder case. There have now been six judges in a 2017 child murder case in southwest Missouri, four of which have recused themselves. Jalen Vaden is accused of killing 3-year-old Jayda Kyle at the Carl Junction home he shared with the child's mother. Vaden is charged with second degree murder and abuse or neglect resulting in death. Jasper County Associate Court Judge Joseph Hensley presided...

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Pittsburg Shooting Suspect Arrested In Texas Video included

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Texas authorities arrest a man wanted for shooting a woman in Pittsburg over the weekend.  According to Pittsburg Police, Eric James Cravey was arrested around 3a.m. this morning.  Cravey was taken into custody by Hill County, Texas Sheriff's Department.  He will face extradition proceedings soon.  The 34 year old suspect is accused of shooting Vanessa McWhirt-Martin last Saturday.  She was last reported in critical condition.  Authorities have not rel...

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KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 10-17 Video included

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Economic experts discussed ways to grow southeast Kansas as well as issues holding it back at the Pittsburg Regional Economic Outlook Conference.  Plus all the news you need to know before you head out the door.

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Citizens and Officials Concerned Over New Poultry Farm in Ottawa County Video included

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Harley Buzzard knows what it takes to run a poultry farm, because he did it for several years. "Back 20 years ago when we used to raise chickens, we had two houses per farm and people didn't think anything about it because it was just extra income for the farmer," Buzzard, with the Cherokee Tribal Council, explained. But Buzzard says things have changed. "Now it's almost to the point of being a corporate, and I call them corporate farmers now, because those&nbs...

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Southeast Kansas Looks for Economic Solutions Video included

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The organizer of the Pittsburg Regional Economic Outlook Conference is optimistic about Southeast Kansas' economic future this year, but that wasn't the case at the last two conferences.

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Missing Person Update: Body Found in River Near Fort Scott, KS

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The Fort Scott Police Department has found a body believed to be that of 74-year-old Edith Hawkins. Police say they were called to S. Clark Street around 1:05 this afternoon (Oct. 16, 2018) in reference to a missing person. Authorities were told that Hawkins left her home earlier in the day around 10:00 a.m. and had not been seen since. Family members told police that she suffered from Alzheimer's. The Fort Scott Police and Fire Departments, Bourbon County Sheriff's Office,... More>>

Both Sides of the Aisle: OK State Question 793 Video included

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Voters in Oklahoma will get to decide whether eye doctors can work in retail stores.      Some residents think it would make eye care more accessible and affordable, but others -- including area eye doctors -- have their concerns.  Oklahoma State Question 793 would create a constitutional amendment, giving optometrists and opticians the right to practice in retail stores like Walmart or Target.  For many Miami residents like Jazmine Flagle, who just dr... More>>

2 Bridges Reopen to 4200 Drivers in Ottawa Co., OK Video included

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The two bridges over Spring River and Spring River Overflow on SH-10 closed in November of 2017. The bridges, located about five miles east of the I-44 Will Rogers Turnpike, were built in 1952 and the Oklahoma Department of Transportation says they were found to be structurally deficient in 2017. ODOT estimated the project cost was around $11 million. The bridges reopened on October 15th, 2018. ODOT says about 4,200 drivers used them every day before they closed.... More>>

3 suffer minor injuries after Branson mountain coaster crash

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The system apparently didn't work on Oct. 4, causing a stopped cart to be rear-ended.

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Semi fire in Joplin disrupts traffic

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The Joplin Fire Department was called to a semi truck on fire at 32nd and S. Range Line around 11:48 a.m. on October 16th, 2018. According to Fire Chief James Furgerson, the driver saw flames shooting out of the compartment area. Fire fighters extinguished the fire in about 20 minutes. Chief Furgerson says the cause of the fire was mechanical and the truck was not hauling any hazardous materials. Traffic was interrupted for about 30 minutes.

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Joplin Man Found "Incompetent" to Stand Trial in Church Van Shooting Case

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Thomas Mourning II of Joplin is found "incompetent" to stand trial at this time. Court documents state he injured multiple people and two comfort dogs in a 2016 shooting spree. Joplin Police say Mourning II fired two shots at the home he shared with his father on South Connecticut Street. They were the only two home. Court documents state that the father ran to Casey's General Store and called police. No one was injured in that incident. Authorities say Mourning II the... More>>

KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 10-16 Video included

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The Joplin City Council is considering a pay increase for public safety employees.  Plus all the news you need to know before you walk out the door.

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Public Safety Pay, "Panhandler Ordinance" On Joplin City Council Agenda Video included

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    The Joplin City Council facing a packed agenda at tonight's meeting, on that list, two major items an increase for public safety employees, and a reconsideration on the so-called "panhandling ordinance" passed earlier this year.  Since the start of this year the salary issues of police and fire personnel has been on the center stage for the city.     That's caused some council meetings to become heated, and a number of residents vo... More>>

Suspect in Galena Arson Pleads Guilty

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A Galena, Kansas man pleads guilty to two arsons from the spring and summer. Ronny Ray Piercefield admits that he set a grass fire on North Jefferson Street in Galena in March. That fire eventually engulfed a small structure. Piercefield also pleaded guilty to setting a fire that engulfed 68 bales of hay in rural Cherokee County, Kansas in July of 2018. Piercefield is to be sentenced in December of 2018.  Authorities have been investigating a string of fires that happened in ... More>>

Ocean Adventures Offers New Place to Dive Into In Duquesne Video included

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A ribbon cutting is held for the Ocean Adventures indoor playground. The facility features several slides, mazes and obstacle courses, all surrounded by a pit filled with 80,000 balls. While the playground is geared toward children of walking age up to 12, all ages are invited to play, including adults. Admission is $5 Tuesday through Thursday and $6 on the weekend.  The owner says that an indoor park is a good idea for this area. "We felt like we wanted to ha... More>>

Police Release More Information Regarding Pittsburg Shooting Video included

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The Pittsburg Police Department is searching for a suspect in a weekend shooting. Police say Eric James Cravey is wanted in the Saturday shooting that injured Vanessa Rae McWhirt-Martin of Chetopa, KS. Authorities say McWhirt was a passenger in a black "Dodge Nitro" driven by Cravey. They say witnesses say she got out of the SUV during an argument with Cravey and was shot with a handgun.  McWhirt was taken to the hospital for emergency surgery. At last repo... More>>

Railroad Repairs Means Street Closures in Joplin

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Joplin drivers may need to plan ahead with streets being closed between Murphy Boulevard and Grand Avenue for repairs to the railroad crossing. Detours will be in place. Drivers are encouraged to use extreme caution while in the area. Businesses in the area will be accessible during the construction period. The railroad repair work is part of a cost-sharing agreement with Kansas City Southern Railroad (KCS). KCS will be installing concrete panels at the railroad crossing. Cr... More>>

Carthage Man Honors Veterans, Police, Fire and EMS

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Before 77-year-old Larry Glaze lost his wife to brain cancer, the couple decided to create a bucket list, not of places to go, but of things to do, like building these tree houses, and giving back to the people who take care of others. "Just the recognition that we're trying to give our first responders, people that care about people. We don't care if they're Republican or Democrat. They're patriots and they believe in the United States. They'll raise for the flag and sta... More>>

Pittsburg Police Identify Shooting Victim Video included

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Police identified the victim in a  shooting Saturday afternoon in Pittsburg  as 37 year old Vanessa Rae McWhirt-Martin of Chetopa, Kansas. 

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Woman Shot in Pittsburg: Suspect at Large

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Pittsburg police ask for help in locating a shooting suspect. 

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Unique Garage Sale Puts Kids in the Driver's Seat Video included

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A garage sale in Joplin is being used as a teaching tool for kids.  Memorial Hall was the place for the second annual "kids garage sale." Local kids had the chance to run their own booth.. and sell their old toys, games, action figures, and clothes.  Many kids say it's a lot of fun being in charge of their own sales.. and that they learn a lot about money and how to be more outgoing.  Alice Carpenter, 12 years old: "I think it's neat just because... More>>

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  • Nixa, Missouri Man Sentenced for Child Porn

    Nixa, Missouri Man Sentenced for Child Porn

    Tuesday, October 23 2018 8:09 PM EDT2018-10-24 00:09:58 GMT
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – A Nixa, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court today for receiving and distributing child pornography over the internet. Jeffrey Scott Seaton, 32, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Roseann Ketchmark to 12 years and seven months in federal prison without parole. The court also sentenced Seaton to 10 years of supervised release following incarceration. On May 21, 2018, Seaton pleaded guilty to receiving and distributing child pornography. Seaton admitt...More >>
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – A Nixa, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court today for receiving and distributing child pornography over the internet. Jeffrey Scott Seaton, 32, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Roseann Ketchmark to 12 years and seven months in federal prison without parole. The court also sentenced Seaton to 10 years of supervised release following incarceration. On May 21, 2018, Seaton pleaded guilty to receiving and distributing child pornography. Seaton admitt...More >>
  • Missouri Dog Dies 14 Years After Surviving Gas Chamber

    Missouri Dog Dies 14 Years After Surviving Gas Chamber

    Tuesday, October 23 2018 12:33 AM EDT2018-10-23 04:33:39 GMT
          A dog that gained attention 14 years ago when he emerged alive from a Missouri gas chamber has died.       Quentin's death was announced by his owner, Randy Grim, founder of Stray Rescue of St. Louis. The mixed-breed dog had suffered a stroke.       Quentin was among eight dogs that were to be euthanized at the St. Louis pound's gas chamber in 2003. Quentin's owners surrendered him because they were moving to an apartment th...More >>
          A dog that gained attention 14 years ago when he emerged alive from a Missouri gas chamber has died.       Quentin's death was announced by his owner, Randy Grim, founder of Stray Rescue of St. Louis. The mixed-breed dog had suffered a stroke.       Quentin was among eight dogs that were to be euthanized at the St. Louis pound's gas chamber in 2003. Quentin's owners surrendered him because they were moving to an apartment th...More >>
  • Remains Of World War II Veteran Will Be Returned To Southeast Kansas

    Remains Of World War II Veteran Will Be Returned To Southeast Kansas

    Tuesday, October 23 2018 12:25 AM EDT2018-10-23 04:25:20 GMT
        The remains of an Arcadia Kansas soldier killed in World War II will be laid to rest in Fort Scott Wednesday.     The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency says the remains of 33-year-old Army Pfc. Leslie E. Shankles are being returned to his family for burial with full military honors.     Shankles remains were accounted for July 12. He was killed by enemy fire in October 1944 in Hurtgen Forest in Germany.     The agency says a l...More >>
        The remains of an Arcadia Kansas soldier killed in World War II will be laid to rest in Fort Scott Wednesday.     The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency says the remains of 33-year-old Army Pfc. Leslie E. Shankles are being returned to his family for burial with full military honors.     Shankles remains were accounted for July 12. He was killed by enemy fire in October 1944 in Hurtgen Forest in Germany.     The agency says a l...More >>
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  • Shots Fired near Joplin School, Multiple in Custody

    Shots Fired near Joplin School, Multiple in Custody

    Monday, October 22 2018 7:58 PM EDT2018-10-22 23:58:40 GMT
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    Joplin Police are at 23rd and Grand for reports of shots fired. According to Captain Trevor Duncan, authorities got a report of a male with a gun walking in the middle of the road. As officers were headed to the scene, Duncan says police received reports of multiple shots fired. Authorities have detained several people as they investigate what happened. No injuries have been reported at this time.

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    Joplin Police are at 23rd and Grand for reports of shots fired. According to Captain Trevor Duncan, authorities got a report of a male with a gun walking in the middle of the road. As officers were headed to the scene, Duncan says police received reports of multiple shots fired. Authorities have detained several people as they investigate what happened. No injuries have been reported at this time.

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  • Missouri adds Class E felony for habitual DWI offenders

    Thursday, January 26 2017 5:46 PM EST2017-01-26 22:46:48 GMT
    Of the laws going into effect on January 1, habitual DWI offenders may now be subject to harsher penalties. The addition of a "Class E" felony shifts the law as it was, and clears up some existing inconsistencies. "They didn't change a lot of the requirements, honestly they didn't. They've titled out new ranges of punishment, now there's an E felony that we've never had to deal with before," attorney Roscoe H. Miller Jr. said. New Years Eve is a prime time to ta...More >>
    Of the laws going into effect on January 1, habitual DWI offenders may now be subject to harsher penalties. The addition of a "Class E" felony shifts the law as it was, and clears up some existing inconsistencies. "They didn't change a lot of the requirements, honestly they didn't. They've titled out new ranges of punishment, now there's an E felony that we've never had to deal with before," attorney Roscoe H. Miller Jr. said. New Years Eve is a prime time to ta...More >>
  • Ocean Adventures Offers New Place to Dive Into In Duquesne

    Ocean Adventures Offers New Place to Dive Into In Duquesne

    Monday, October 15 2018 6:50 PM EDT2018-10-15 22:50:58 GMT
    A ribbon cutting is held for the Ocean Adventures indoor playground. The facility features several slides, mazes and obstacle courses, all surrounded by a pit filled with 80,000 balls. While the playground is geared toward children of walking age up to 12, all ages are invited to play, including adults. Admission is $5 Tuesday through Thursday and $6 on the weekend.  The owner says that an indoor park is a good idea for this area. "We felt like we wanted to ha...More >>
    A ribbon cutting is held for the Ocean Adventures indoor playground. The facility features several slides, mazes and obstacle courses, all surrounded by a pit filled with 80,000 balls. While the playground is geared toward children of walking age up to 12, all ages are invited to play, including adults. Admission is $5 Tuesday through Thursday and $6 on the weekend.  The owner says that an indoor park is a good idea for this area. "We felt like we wanted to ha...More >>
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  • Migrants pause to honor dead man, rest, still far from US

    Migrants pause to honor dead man, rest, still far from US

    Tuesday, October 23 2018 9:50 PM EDT2018-10-24 01:50:33 GMT
    (AP Photo/Moises Castillo). Central American migrants making their way to the U.S. rest in a park after arriving to Huixtla, Mexico, Monday, Oct. 22, 2018. Thousands of Central American migrants resumed an arduous trek toward the U.S. border Monday, wi...(AP Photo/Moises Castillo). Central American migrants making their way to the U.S. rest in a park after arriving to Huixtla, Mexico, Monday, Oct. 22, 2018. Thousands of Central American migrants resumed an arduous trek toward the U.S. border Monday, wi...
    Thousands of Central American migrants have awakened in a makeshift encampment in a rain-soaked town square in far-southern Mexico, still distant from their goal of reaching the U.S. border.More >>
    Thousands of Central American migrants have awakened in a makeshift encampment in a rain-soaked town square in far-southern Mexico, still distant from their goal of reaching the U.S. border.More >>
  • Sandy Hook shooter's writings ordered released to public

    Sandy Hook shooter's writings ordered released to public

    Tuesday, October 23 2018 9:50 PM EDT2018-10-24 01:50:27 GMT
    The Connecticut Supreme Court says state police must release disturbing writings and other belongings of the Newtown school shooter to the public because they are not exempt from state open record laws.More >>
    The Connecticut Supreme Court says state police must release disturbing writings and other belongings of the Newtown school shooter to the public because they are not exempt from state open record laws.More >>
  • San Francisco is allowing noncitizens to vote, but few will

    San Francisco is allowing noncitizens to vote, but few will

    Tuesday, October 23 2018 9:50 PM EDT2018-10-24 01:50:26 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File). File - In this June 7, 2016 file photo, voters cast ballots in voting booths at City Hall in San Francisco. San Francisco will become the first city in California and one of only a handful nationwide to allow noncitizens to ...(AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File). File - In this June 7, 2016 file photo, voters cast ballots in voting booths at City Hall in San Francisco. San Francisco will become the first city in California and one of only a handful nationwide to allow noncitizens to ...
    San Francisco will become the largest city in the United States and one of only a handful nationwide to allow noncitizens to vote in a local election in November.More >>
    San Francisco will become the largest city in the United States and one of only a handful nationwide to allow noncitizens to vote in a local election in November.More >>
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